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Moss Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,400'
Location: 37.19782, -113.64241 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Moss Canyon is the canyon that runs on the east (back) side of Island in the Sky.

note: I saw this area referred to as 'Moss Canyon' on a local guiding site. If it has another name let me know.

Getting There 

The north end of the canyon is accessed by the small, unmarked lot just north of the West Canyon parking area, but before you reach the campground. You can also easily walk from the West Canyon lot. The south end is accessible from Jenny's Trail lot.

Climbing Season

For the Island In The Sky area.

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Moss Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moss Canyon:
Island in the Sky Traverse   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Grade II   
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Featured Route For Moss Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: view from the south end of the traverse

Island in the Sky Traverse Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c  Utah : Saint George : ... : Moss Canyon
There was not much actual climbing on the route, but it was an interesting mix of ridge scrambling and canyoneering with great views of the park. I didn't use the raps, so the hardest part was a bombay chimney boulder problem with a squeeze exit, which I think may be optional.Paragon Adventures, a local guiding company, rates this route as 5.6, perhaps to justify their services. Courtney Purcell's 5.2 rating is more like it.Red TapeYou'll need to pick up a permit...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: north end of Moss Canyon
north end of Moss Canyon

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